Participation is normally through Marketing Clubs but, in order for interested producers and others to acquaint themselves with the regular teleconferences, PCG is making the service available in its office conference room at 4517 W. Loop 289, Lubbock.

The next "Marketing Club Network" teleconference will be at 7:30 a.m. tomorrow. It will feature Herman Kohlmeyer, senior vice president - Investments with A.G. Edwards as the speaker on cotton, and Rob Fisher, president and managing director of International Agribusiness Group as the speaker on grains and oilseed.

For a location nearer to you simply contact your County Extension Agent, Jackie Smith at the Lubbock Extension Center (806) 746-6101 or Carl Anderson Texas A&M University (979) 845-8011.

The "Marketing Club Network" was formed to give timely marketing information and aid in the marketing education of agricultural producers. It's made possible by a cooperative effort between the Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation, Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service and Rosenthal Collins Group, L.L.C. of Memphis, Tennessee.

Further teleconference dates for 2003 are:

-- September 16

-- October 14

-- November 14

-- December 16

To listen to the audio of the conferences on a delayed basis, please visit the Mississippi Farm Bureau Site at: http://www.msfb.com/weather/markets.html

You can also access information through the Master Marketers Program web site at: http://mastermarketer.tamu.edu/index.htm

Roger Haldenby is a writer for Plains Cotton Growers Inc.

e-mail: haldenby@plainscotton.org